The University has been ranked 14th out of 119 universities and colleges in the UK in the Guardian University Guide which was published this week.
The Guardian’s table, published online and in the newspaper, focuses on how well a university educates its students rather than the research it conducts.
Its criteria for judging a university include:
- how satisfied their final-year students are – in the teaching, the feedback & assessment and overall;
- how much they spend per student;
- the student/staff ratio;
- the career prospects of their graduates;
- a value added score;
- and what grades pupils have to achieve to stand a chance of being offered a place.
The percentage of students satisfied with the feedback provided (taken from the National Student Survey) rose by two per cent on last year to 61 per cent.
Professor Bernie Morley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning & Teaching, said: “All our staff continue to work closely with the Students’ Union to improve the student experience and have been focusing on feedback and assessment so its pleasing to see this reflected in this latest table.”
Bath remains in the Guardian’s top ten for career prospects with 76 per cent of students going on to graduate-level jobs or full-time further study within six months of graduation. Our overall score in the table also increased to 73.6 from 71.4 last year.
Further details about the University Guide are available on The Guardian website.